How do you get from point A to point B? This usually requires something of a road trip if you’re not planning on flying. So, if you’re hoping to travel from Los Angeles to Indianapolis in an RV rental, what are you going to see?
From Arizona to New Mexico to Texas, there are many fascinating places that you can see on your way from Los Angeles to Indianapolis while traveling in an RV rental. If you’re considering this kind of road trip, the following places are some of the most iconic places to visit along the way.
- Joshua Tree National Park-Dry and with little vegetation, it’s not necessarily the first idea that comes to mind when one thinks of visiting a national park in the country. Yet a closer look reveals that Joshua Tree National Park is an iconic ecosystem of two deserts meeting in one place. The Mojave and the Colorado meet in this national park that is one of the best places for outdoors people looking for adventure in California. Hikers who are not afraid of the wilderness adventures flock here regularly for great fun in the outdoors. Night skies are amazing at Joshua National Park thanks to the lack of trees to block the view. From Skulls Rock to Cottonwood Spring, there is plenty to see and explore in Joshua Tree National Park.
- Dripping Springs Natural Area-As you pass through New Mexico on your way across the country, don’t hesitate to stop at the Dripping Springs Natural Area. If you’re road tripping during the summer, be prepared for very hot temperatures, but yet don’t let the hot weather sway you from not stopping by. If you’re traveling any other time of the year, it’s definitely worth it to make this one of your road trip destinations on your way to Indianapolis. From the waterfall to the historical hotel and the Sanatorium ruins, this desert-like landscape holds many a surprise for visitors. If you’re traveling with kids, this is the opportunity for you to get them into the idea of hiking in the country’s natural areas. It’s easy enough for them to explore yet rewarding enough with interesting things to make the effort worth it for them.
- Hueco Tanks State Park-If you’re heading through Texas, you may at first think that there may not be anything to see. Unfortunately, that is a common misconception. Texas may not have the mountainous landscape and beauty that you would find in Colorado or Wyoming but it certainly has it’s own unique charm. Hueco Tanks State Park is a cool spot in El Paso that offers a whole lot more than you would think. With low mountains lining the desert landscape, it’s a surprisingly beautiful destination for those wo want to explore the boulders and rock faces in the area. In fact, many rock climbers like to visit this area for some climbing fun. Aside from the attraction it brings to climbers, it also has historic value with rock paintings and pictographs. Just be respectful of the area and you’ll have a great time, for sure.
- Caverns of Sonora-If you’re tired of being above ground, well, then why not go underground? It’s definitely going to be a cooler place for you to visit than the desert landscapes that are prevalent in the areas of Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. This spot won’t take up too much of your time, but it will be rewarding. You can explore the tunnels and beauty of the rock formations of this underground wonder in a tour. It’s a great idea if you need some time to stretch your legs after traveling for many hours.
This trip could be a very long and boring one if you didn’t take the time to see some of the most amazing places along the way. Fortunately, the route will take you through several amazing places, including the ones mentioned above.
We love these spots for the natural beauty and history to be found there. This is the perfect itinerary for people who love the outdoors and want to explore what makes this area so unique and special. There are many more places that you can stop on your way across the country, but these should be enough to get you started.
It’s not a route full of mountains and forests and alpine lakes like that you would find in the northwest, but it is a route that has some fascinating history and unique locations that you won’t find anywhere else in the country. Pack up your things, bring a lot of water, and head on out in your RV rental to see the country as you prepare to go to Indianapolis. This will be a road trip that you won’t soon forget.